Category Archives: Culture

Hiking Nevada’s County High Points

Andy Martin at the cohp group notes the arrival of Hiking Nevada’s County High Points

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New Highpointing Book: A Walk Across the Top of America

The Winston-Salem JounralNow reports on Douglas Butler’s highpointing book A Walk Across the Top of America.

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Book About 1967 Tragedy That Killed Seven on Mount McKinley

The Washington Post has a review of “Forever on the Mountain” by James M. Tabor about the 1967 Mount McKinley tragedy that claimed the lives of seven men. The climbing team had come together late and was divided into two … Continue reading

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Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?

Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.

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Artist Sells $215 Sneakers With Map and Compass Built In for Aliens

The BBC and other sources report a New York artist is selling sneakers for illegal aliens for $215 that include a built in map and compass.

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Film About Tragic Attempt to Climb the 82 4,000 Metre Peaks of the Alps Wins Banff Grand Prize

Sur le fil des 4000 (France), directed by Gilles Chappez, follows climbers Patrick Berhault and Philippe Magnin as they attempt to climb all 82 summits in the Alps topping 4000 metres won the top award at the Banff Festival.

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Connecticut Walk Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary of 800 Miles of Blue Blazed Trails in State

The Town Times reports The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) has released 19th edition of the Connecticut Walk Book. One of two volumes, the first to appear on the shelves is the Walk Book East covering all the trails … Continue reading

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Carole White’s Book About Women Climbing the Adirondack 46ers in Winter

The Democrat Chronicle reports Carol White wrote a book entitled “Women With Altitude: Challenging the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter (North Country Books, $19.95).

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Full Text of Many Guidebooks Available at Google Print

The full text of many guidebooks including guides to highpoints is now available at

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Sony Will Pay You $5 If You Didn’t Like Vertical Limit

Sony has agreed to a class action settlement regarding fake critic comments that pushed five movies including Vertical Limit.

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Savage Summit: The Fatal Lifes of the First 5 Women to Summit K2

The New York Times in reviewing Jennifer Jordan’s book about the first five women who climbed K2 (and had unhappy ends) notes the women also had unhappy lifes. The book is entitled “Savage Summit : The True Stories of the … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Wild Animus On Novel About Mount Wrangell Climb (Blog With Author Rich Shapero)

Excerpt from Wild Animus On Novel About Mount Wrangell Climb

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1967 Restored Film About Descent Following Accident Wins Banff Top Prize

1967 Restored Film About Descent Following Accident Wins Banff Top Prize

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